Ten steps in dating
Don't adapt to what you think the other person will like. You would not allow a stranger into your house without proper identification, but many people allow virtual strangers into their hearts, minds, souls, and bodies.
Author Karen Nagy outlines Steps Four through Ten: the "Relationship Steps." Mending relationships that were broken due to addiction is an ongoing task in recovery.
Because of this, some PIRs may have developed trust, intimacy, or abandonment issues.
As a result, they might view dysfunctional relationships as normal and seek out these types of unhealthy relationships in their new sober life, unless they are made aware of what they are doing and work diligently to release and heal their past.
Surround yourself with a faith-a positive faith that is characterized by a deep and pervasive appreciation of who you are.
That is crucial to your being a full-fledged person. Surround yourself with people who literally immerse you in the positive dynamic of how you matter.